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Toe by Toe is an easy to use resource for teaching reading. Hundreds of thousands of teachers, parents or friends have taught children and adults to read using Toe by Toe. No training is necessary as full instructions are included.

However, some people do not feel confident enough to start teaching.  Others simply want more information about the background to reading problems and why Toe by Toe is so successful at addressing them.  For this reason Keda Cowling arranges workshops and seminars throughout the UK and around the world.

We usually run public workshops in schools, and offer the hosting school free places, but we also hire venues like community centres where appropriate.  We also run private or public workshops and seminars for schools, colleges, dyslexia associations and learning support groups. 

We are always looking for new venues, and so if you know of a suitable school or community centre, please email us, or call Frank on 01274 588278.

"I now have a clearer picture regarding how TBT WORKS.  I was beginning to get confused as a teacher by all of the programmes which have been recommended throughout my teaching career of 36 years .  I too had concluded that the challenge for me was to simplify for my students. I see now how TBT OFFERS ALL OF THIS IN ONE BOOK. I'm all set to try it awaiting assessment of two young pupils one of whom has very severe reading challenges coupled with other learning and social challenges.  Thank you again and wishing Keda everything good as she obviously was a lady ahead of her time in terms of educational development and so committed all those years ago."

An Irish teacher's comments following the Limerick TBT workshop on 7/10/14

“Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your workshop.  Your presentation was excellent with very clear explanations.  I learned so much more than I thought I knew about how Toe by Toe really works.  Thank you.”

G.W. School Support Assistant, Scotland – June 2013

Feedback following Toe by Toe training session in Cambridge on 24/1/14: "Fascinating concepts. Short, sharp, to the point. I'm a SEN T.A. - will definitely talk to SENCO"


Further feedback from a Bedfordshire middle school SENCO at the same training:

"Loved it! Very Informative! Outstanding! Useful! Very useful!"


If you would like TBT training at your school, please contact us.

16/10/2014 The Monk's Barn, Harlow Education Consortium, Harlow Study Centre, Netteswellbury Farm, CM18 6BW 1:00   -    3:00 OPEN Reading   workshop
17/10/2014 Wyvil School,                         South Lambeth Road,            London  SW8 2TJ 09:30  -  11:30 PRIVATE Reading   workshop
17/10/2014 Wyvil School,                         South Lambeth Road,            London  SW8 2TJ 1:15   -   3:15 PRIVATE Reading   workshop
03/11/2014 Codnor Primary School, White Gates, Codnor, Ripley, Derbyshire           DE5 9QD 1:00   -   3:00 PRIVATE Reading   workshop

Dublin West Education Centre,

Old Blessington Road, Tallaght   Dublin 24
4:30   -   6:30 OPEN Reading   workshop

Kilkenny Education Centre,

Seville Lodge, Callan Road,     Kilkenny, Ireland
4:30   -   6:30 OPEN Reading   workshop

St Michael’s CE Primary School,

Thorpe-on-the-Hill, Lincoln LN6 9BN
1:00   -   3:00 PRIVATE Reading   workshop

The Bowling Club, Botanic Gardens, College Park, Botanic Avenue,  Belfast  BT7 1LP

1:00   -   3:00 OPEN Reading   workshop

To book a place on one of these courses, please call Frank at 01274 588278

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